This has to be a record
I hope the Mariners win tonight

Because I haven’t listed my recently played songs in a while

And I know how breathlessly everyone awaits these lists.

I discovered today, when I plugged in my iPod shuffle to sync with iTunes 5.0, that not only are my play counts updated, but so are the Last Played dates for songs whose play counts have changed. The iPod shuffle has no internal clock and can’t stamp played songs with their actual last-played date/time, so iTunes makes up for this by updating those songs’ play times to the sync date and time. I end up with a slew of songs showing the same Last Played information, but I’m fine with the inaccuracy because it does better to accommodate geeks like me who have Smart Playlists that use Last Played as part of their selection criteria.

Now all my “not played in 3 weeks” and similar lists will update to reflect play activity on my shuffle, oh joy. This was one of the things that most annoyed me about the shuffle when I first got it and tried to set up playlists to use a combo of play counts, played dates, and ratings to keep a rotating mix of songs moving through at each sync.

So without further ado....

Song – Artist, Album

About music sharing

Music I’m willing to share is linked directly from this page. No link, no sharing—don’t email asking for files.

  1. Home – Michael Bublé, It’s Time
  2. Lonely StrangerEric Clapton, Unplugged
  3. Crazy Beautiful – Hanson, Underneath
  4. Crazy – Barenaked Ladies, Gordon
  5. Closer to FineIndigo Girls, Indigo Girls
  6. Don’t Give UpPeter Gabriel, So
  7. I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) – The Proclaimers, Sunshine on Leith
  8. Soon Love SoonVienna Teng, Waking Hour
  9. Come On – Ben Jelen, Give It All Away
  10. One More MorningSteve Winwood, Roll With It
  11. Hope of Deliverance – Paul McCartney, Paul is Live
  12. Hello City – Barenaked Ladies, Gordon
  13. Harbor – Vienna Teng, Warm Strangers
  14. Cat’s in the Cradle – Harry Chapin, Singers & Songwriters, Vol. 1
  15. The Tower – Vienna Teng, Waking Hour
  16. Galileo – Indigo Girls, Rites of Passage
  17. If I Had $1000000 – Barenaked Ladies, Gordon
  18. New Day – David Arkenstone, Sketches from an American Journey
  19. Hold OnSarah McLachlan, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
  20. So Are You to MeEastmountainsouth, Eastmountainsouth
  21. Beautiful Soul – Jesse McCartney, JMac
  22. Flora’s SecretEnya, A Day Without Rain
  23. Sunday Morning Yellow SkyOctober Project, Falling Farther In
  24. You Can Call Me Al – Paul Simon, Graceland
  25. Life in a Northern Town – Dream Academy, Dream Academy
  26. Between – Vienna Teng, Waking Hour
  27. It’s the End of the World as We Know It (and I Feel Fine)R.E.M., Document
  28. San Francisco Bay Blues – Eric Clapton, Unplugged
  29. The Barry Williams Show – Peter Gabriel, Up
  30. Nightswimming – R.E.M., Automatic for the People
  31. Boys of Summer – Don Henley, Building the Perfect Beast
  32. Be StillThe Fat Lady Sings, Twist
  33. Sad Songs – Matt Nathanson, Beneath These Fireworks
  34. Signe – Eric Clapton, Unplugged
  35. Possession – Sarah McLachlan, Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
  36. Horse Water Wind – The Fat Lady Sings, Johnson